If your bedroom is squeezed for space and you’re looking for ways to integrate storage that will add style rather than clutter, you’ve come to the right place. While other outlets might steer you toward over-the-door organizers and vacuum storage bags, here are some aesthetically-pleasing storage options that design lovers like you will adore.
One of the best ways to incorporate hidden storage is a bedroom storage bench. These pieces are often box-shaped, consisting of a seat that can be flipped up to reveal storage space below. Oftentimes, these benches are upholstered, but they can also be crafted entirely of wood and look more like a storage trunk. Use a storage bench at the foot of a bed to provide a functional place to put on shoes, or drop items such as handbags or books.
Nightstands are commonplace in most bedrooms but are often looked at more as a table than a storage piece. To integrate more storage, choose nightstands with plenty of interior cabinet space, which can be used to stow everything from sleep essentials like eye masks and water bottles to electronica like phone chargers and remotes. In a pinch, they can even be segmented out using baskets to store accessories like jewelry, scarves, and socks.
These free-standing cabinets have fallen in and out of favor over the decades, but in a closet-less bedroom, they’re a saving grace. Use an armoire to make large organizational strides with a spacious interior that can be used to store everything from clothes to craft supplies to games or household tools like brooms, stick vacuums and more.
For storage that takes up no extra footprint at all, consider a storage bed. Storage beds have storage drawers either tucked under the bed, accessed by kneeling down next to the bed, or integrated into the headboard. This style of bed was especially popular in the Mid 20th century and was often used in conjunction with campaign styling.